The National, Friday February 7th, 2014
SOME years back, an agriculture sector workshop was held with the aim to provide key stakeholders an opportunity to contribute to the process of formulating project(s) for Australian government assistance to human resource development (HRD) in agriculture.
This workshop had interesting outcomes in terms of identifying core problems that needed to be addressed, analysing the problems in terms of cause-and-effect, relationships and establishing a preliminary list of priority areas for support.
The three crucial areas affecting the sector that were highlighted includes Sector Policy Development, Human Resource Development and Agricultural Education.
It is obvious that agriculture, being the lead renewable resource economic sub sector, continues to provide the livelihood of the majority of people in improving food and economic securities.
It would be encouraging if the AusAID hierarchy in the country can tell those of us involved in the agriculture development of the progress so far relating to this workshop.